sesquicarbonate

noun ses·qui·car·bon·ate \ ˌse-skwi-ˈkär-bə-ˌnāt , -nət \

Definition of sesquicarbonate

: a salt (such as Na2CO3·NaHCO3·2H2O) that is neither a simple normal carbonate nor a simple bicarbonate but often a combination of the two

First Known Use of sesquicarbonate

1825

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